May 17, 2023
Global Plastics Treaty Will Test Japan’s Clean Image
By Hirotaka Koike
As one of the negotiators representing the Asia-Pacific, Japan's reluctance to embrace agreed global rules capping plastics use is concerning.
July 01, 2022
Cups, Straws, Spoons: India Starts on Single-use Plastic Ban
By Aniruddha Ghosal
As a first step, India has identified 19 plastic items that aren't very useful but have a high potential to become litter, including plastic cups, straws, and ice cream sticks.
February 19, 2020
Why Asia Needs to Move Beyond Plastic Bag Bans
By Kris Hartley
Seriously addressing the region’s plastic apocalypse will require moving beyond blunt moves such as plastic bag bans.
September 26, 2019
Confronting Southeast Asia’s Plastics Problem
By Mercy Barends
Women play a unique role in plastic management and face different, sometimes greater, risks. No solution is complete without their contribution.
July 10, 2019
Indonesia to Return Toxic Developed World Waste
By Associated Press
The move adds to growing backlash in Southeast Asia against being a dumping ground for rubbish from industrialized countries.
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